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July 3, 2015  1:23 PM

Immigration is a dirty word – but it’s one IT has to address to solve digital skills gap

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Digital skills, Employment, government, offshore, Outsourcing, recruitment, Skills, Startups

The political climate in the UK makes it difficult to talk about immigration and its effect on the IT sector, given the wider sensitivities around the subject. But it's a topic that needs to be considered if the UK is to make the most of the opportunity to become a world leader in the digital...

July 19, 2012  12:09 PM

IT fiascos will continue where IT is seen as “back office”

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
G4S, IT Strategy, O2, offshore, Olympics, Outsourcing, RBS

The latest in a series of outages, fiascos and scandals has put outsourcing under fresh scrutiny.

First, the RBS/NatWest IT problems led some critics to point the finger at offshore...

April 8, 2011  4:41 PM

Worry less about offshoring and more about investing in people

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Careers, immigration, Leadership, Management, offshore, Outsourcing, Skills

There are few topics that stir debate among IT professionals as much as offshore outsourcing. Readers of the Inside Outsourcing blog at engage in often heated exchanges on their concerns about offshoring being a threat to their jobs and livelihoods. There was anticipation...

November 24, 2010  3:23 PM

Immigration cap policy does no favours for UK IT professionals

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Careers, government, immigration, jobs, offshore, Outsourcing, recruitment, Skills

So after all the controversy and fuss and expectation created by the Tory promise of an immigration cap, now the government has announced the plan it is back to...

October 21, 2010  12:01 PM

Spending review: What will public sector IT look like in five years?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Government IT, HMRC, offshore, Outsourcing, recruitment, Skills

So now we know. It will take time for the full ramifications of the government's spending review to flush through the system, but there is little doubt that the budget cuts announced by Chancellor George Osborne...

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